A man was arrested on charges of impaired driving and resisting arrest for reportedly scuffling with a deputy who stopped the motorist following a 911 call, according to Sampson Sheriff’s authorities.
Willie Shawn McMillan, 37, of 3018 Spearfish Drive, Fayetteville, was charged with driving while impaired, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by a felon, reckless driving to endanger and resisting public officer.
According to reports, deputies were notified by 911 dispatchers of a possible impaired driver traveling on U.S. 13 toward Newton Grove from Spivey’s Corner just before noon Tuesday. A deputy was in the area and located the suspect vehicle, a 1998 Toyota Camry, traveling on U.S. 13 near Wrye Branch Road. He stopped the vehicle in the area of Newton Grove Highway and Rosin Hill Road “for several traffic-related violations,” reports state.
“Upon approach, the deputy could visibly tell the driver was impaired and the driver’s speech was extremely slurred when he spoke to the deputy. When asked if he had anything in the vehicle, the driver admitted to the deputy that he had a ‘roach’ (marijuana cigarette) in the ash tray,” said Lt. Marcus Smith, relaying reports. “As the deputy attempted to take the suspect into custody, the driver resisted and a brief struggle ensued.”
Ultimately the driver was taken into custody without injuries to himself or the deputy. A search of the vehicle did reveal a concealed handgun and a small amount of marijuana.
McMillan’s bond was set at $53,000 secured.
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